Abel·​mos·​chus | \ ˌābəlˈmäskəs \

Definition of Abelmoschus

: a genus of tropical coarse herbs (family Malvaceae) having large lobed leaves, a spathelike calyx, and often yellow flowers

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First Known Use of Abelmoschus

circa 1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abelmoschus

borrowed from New Latin abelmosch, abelmoschus abelmosk

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“Abelmoschus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abelmoschus. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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